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Guardians of the Gulf: The Coast Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Overseas Combat Deployment of USCG Patrol Boats Since Vietnam Response to a Request for Forces from Central Command Depth of water in Northern Arabian Gulf Placed Limitations on Reach of Larger Naval Combatants

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Guardians of the Gulf: The Coast Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • First Overseas Combat Deployment of USCG Patrol Boats Since Vietnam

  • Response to a Request for Forces from Central Command

    • Depth of water in Northern Arabian Gulf Placed Limitations on Reach of Larger Naval Combatants

    • No Navy Patrol Boat Capability


USCG Forces in the Northern Arabian Gulf

  • 4 110-Foot WPBs

  • USCGC BOUTWELL

  • USCGC WALNUT

  • 2 LEDETs

  • 3 Port Security Units


March 20th: Initial Combat Operations

  • Commenced Early Morning

  • Al Faw Peninsula

  • Gas and Oil Platforms


WPBs and PSUs Support GOPLATS Operations

  • ADAK (WPB 1333)

  • BARANOF (WPB 1318)


PSU 313 and Force Protection on Oil Terminals


March 21st: “Five-Inch Friday”


Iraqi Patrol Boat Destroyed


Capturing Iraqi Maritime POWs

  • Crew of Destroyed Iraqi PB-90

  • Three Republican Guard Warrant Officers


Downed Royal Navy Helicopters


Iraqi Mine Laying Tugs


Khawr Abd Allah Waterway


March 22nd: Minesweeping Operations


March 23rd: PSU 311 in Umm Qasr, Iraq


March 28th: First Humanitarian Aid Vessel into Iraq


Early April: Weapons Cache and Suicide Boat


April: Walnut ATON Work


Maritime Interception Ops


Mission Success

  • PSUs

  • WPBs

  • PATFORSWA

  • WALNUT

  • BOUTWELL


Conclusion


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